Clarence "Sy" LeRoy DeLoose
December 3, 1927- January 1, 2021
MILAN-Clarence "Sy" LeRoy DeLoose, 93, of Milan, passed away Friday, January 1, 2021 at Illini Restorative Care, Silvis. Due to COVID-19, the service and visitation will only be for the closest family members and friends of the deceased. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 7, 2021 at Calvary Church, 4700 53rd St., Moline. Visitation is one-hour prior at the church. Face masks and social distancing are required. Private burial will follow in Preemption Cemetery.
Clarence was born on December 3, 1927 in Rockford, Illinois, a son of Charles DeLoose and Goldie Dryoel. He married Gretta Hinson on April 30, 1949 and she preceded him in death. Clarence started and owned DeLoose Used Auto Parts which provided used car parts for collectors and antique car buffs for many years. He also worked for the City of Rock Island for 25 years. Clarence was a member of the MGT Church, where he served as a Deacon and Sunday School Teacher for many years. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved hunting, trapping, and fishing, especially with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Clarence also loved watching the Green Bay Packers, Chicago Bears and Cubs, and NASCAR races. Above all, Clarence enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
Survivors include his children, Vicky (Steve) Miller, Milan, and Michael (Lisa) DeLoose, Moline; grandchildren, Shawn Miller, Sonya (Tim) Clifton, Tiffany Miller, Michael (Elizabeth) DeLoose Jr., Sarah (Daniel) Foster, Bryan (Janee) DeLoose, Chad (Michelle) DeLoose, and Abigail (Brian) Yost; great grandchildren, Gage, Sophia, Ellah, Cole, Emmalyn, Bryson, Joslyn, Ellaina, Nya, Caden, Carlee, Isaiah, and Leah.
Clarence was preceded in death by his ex-wife, Gretta; mother and step-father, Goldie and Joseph Dryoel; father, Charles; and great grandson, Rylan Foster.
Online condolences at www.wheelanpressly.com.